Skip to content

Coralyn Foults

Graduate Teaching Associate

Biography

Coralyn is a doctoral student in contemporary drama and feminist literature in her third year of study. In the 2016-2017 academic year, she served as the Assistant Director of the Writing Center and Vice-Chair for the Graduate Students of English. She was a research assistant to Dr. Stanton B. Garner, Jr. for the forthcoming third edition of The Norton Anthology of Drama. Before returning to graduate school, she was a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Irvine Valley College.


Research

  • 20th and 21st century drama
  • Feminist theory and women’s literature
  • Performance studies

Education

  • A. English, California University, Fullerton, 2011, with a Professional Certificate in Writing and Teaching
  • A. English, California State University, Fullerton, 2009

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • John C. Hodges Excellence in Teaching Award, Experienced Graduate Teaching Associate. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • John C. Hodges Award for Excellence as a 10-hour Tutor. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Keith P. Taylor Student Drama Enrichment Fund, University of Tennessee, Fall 2015

Associations & Organizations

  • The Graduate Students of English, UT Knoxville, 2014-2017
  • MLA, 2008-present
  • Sigma Tau Delta, California State University, Fullerton, 2009-2011

Invited Lectures

Academic Research-

  • “‘[M]ore like Butterfly than any Nigerian that ever was’: Film History and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the SunForty-First Annual Comparative Drama Conferenc Orlando, FL. April 8, 2017.
  • “The Historical Drama as Genre: The Case of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America” Pre-organized panel by Dr. Verna Foster. Fortieth Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Baltimore, MD. April 1, 2016.
  • “The Use and Reuse of History: Exploring History and Political Icons in Suzan-Lori Parks’ The America Play and Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play.” Thirty-Ninth Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Baltimore, MD. March 27, 2015.
  • “Shock to the System: Unfamiliar Texts and Contemplations on the Place of Literature in the Composition Classroom Using SGGK and Beckett’s Endgame.” 2013 Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. March 23, 2013.
  • “The Theatre of Change: Terrance McNally’s Corpus Christi, Politics, Religion, and Identity.” Thirty-Fifth Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Los Angeles, CA. March 24, 2011.
  • “New Roles in the New Family: The Effects of Violence in Buried Child.” Thirty- Fourth Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Los Angeles, CA. March 25, 2010.
  • “Fear of Writing in Freshman Composition: Learning When to Modify Strategy in the Writing Center,” SoCal Writing Centers Association Conference. Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. February 27, 2010.
  • “Invisible Women: Women’s Power through Language in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and ‘Lanval,’” The Acacia Conference. California State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA. February 6, 2010.

Teaching and Tutoring-

  • “Tutoring English 102 Secondary Source Papers.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall Tutor Training Workshops. November 30, 2016.
  • “Teaching Students to Argue for Different Audience.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Writing Program Workshop Week. Co-presenter with Jill Fennel. August 10, 2016.
  • “Teaching Students to Use Sources Effectively & Avoid Plagiarism.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Writing Program Workshop Week. Co-presenter with Staci Poston Conner. August 11, 2016.
  • “Teaching Students to Use Sources Effectively & Avoid Plagiarism.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Writing Program Workshop Week. Co-presentation with Jaqueline Kerr. August 14, 2015.
  • “Strategies for Helping Tutees.” Student Success Center Tutor Workshop. Irvine Valley College, Irvine. October 2013.
    • http://mediaex.ivc.edu/ms/Play/65c514c3a51947d8a09cb25773680fd11d
  • “Conferencing Strategies.” New Graduate Workshop. California State University, Fullerton. April 29, 2013.
  • “Tutee Agency and Expectations.” Student Success Center Tutor Workshop. Irvine Valley College. March 29, 2013.
  • “Group Tutoring Strategies.” Student Success Center Tutor Workshop. Irvine Valley College. February 22, 2013.
    • http://mediaex.ivc.edu/ms/Play/0659b07d7d5748699bcde36db24d25621d (Presentation)
    • http://mediaex.ivc.edu/ms/Play/d74e7c43d22d412e847411cf6a6f6c331d (Example Session)
  • “Origins of Evil.” Lecture for English 342: Harry Potter: the Novels, the Films, the Phenomenon, California State University, Fullerton. April 2010.

Contact Information

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.